metasyntactic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ syntactic

Adjective[edit]

metasyntactic (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics, computing) Used in describing syntax; relating to metasyntax.
    • 2001, John N. Shutt in What is Grammar?
      Metasyntactic values, in the sense I'm using here, are descriptive of syntax, as for example the nonterminals of a Chomsky grammar.

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